ARE YOU VISITING OR NEW TO FELLOWSHIP BIBLE CHURCH SHENANDOAH?
THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO START YOUR JOURNEY.
WE'RE GLAD YOU ARE HERE!
PLAN A VISIT
WHAT TO EXPECT
Simply stated, at Fellowship, we're all about Jesus - getting to know Him better and becoming more like Him. Our church is made up of imperfect people with every kind of story imaginable.
Want to know the best part? No matter what you've been through or what questions you might have about God and faith, Fellowship is a place where you'll find the love, grace, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone - and a place where that same love, grace, and forgiveness will help you become the person God has designed you to be. So come as you are and prepare to encounter Jesus and His truth and grace.
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Fellowship Bible Church a great one!
Sunday Mornings at 10:00 a.m.
133 Benchoff Drive, Woodstock, VA 22664
A Fellowship worship service is about 70 minutes long. The service typically begins with a welcome and then through a blend of traditional and contemporary music, multi-media presentations, and practical teaching, we present the ageless truths of the Bible.
Sundays at Fellowship are exciting, casual, and relaxed. You will see everything from jeans to business casual to coats and ties. Wear what you are most comfortable wearing! Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.
WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
The word “gospel” simply means “good news,” but we must understand that the gospel of Jesus Christ is not just good news, it is the good news. While we are all sinners (those who have failed to live up to God’s perfect standard), Jesus has provided a way for sinners to be pardoned instead of punished. Through Christ’s death and resurrection, we can have a relationship with God that transforms our lives forever when we place our trust in Jesus alone.
John 3:16 offers a simple outline of the gospel by showing us three things God wants us to know: His love, His gift, and His offer of salvation.
"For God so loved
God’s love is so remarkable because He loves us not for who we are, but in spite of who we are. Harsh words, lies, selfishness—we are guilty of all of these and more. No matter what we’ve done, God still loves us. As sinners who have broken God’s commandments, we deserve His anger rather than his love. But God loves us so much that instead of turning His back on us, He turns His face toward us. Two thousand years ago, His love provided a gift only He could give.
We will worship outside (rain or shine) please bring your own folding chair or lawn chair to sit on.
After you park, you will proceed to our outdoor welcome station. Here we will offer nametags to you and your family and provide children’s activity bags.
After checking in, please select an area in the grass or under the awning (in case of inclement weather). Please take care to leave space between you/your group and the next person/family in order to honor social distancing practices.
No process is perfect, but here are all the things we are doing to help provide the safest environment we can for everyone joining us to worship:
Sickness Policy: If you are not feeling well (coughing, temperature over 100 degrees, shortness of breath or otherwise not feeling well) or if you have been exposed within the last two weeks to someone suspected of Covid-19 we are asking that you wait until you are feeling better to worship with us.
As you arrive:
Name tags - Since many people will be wearing masks under the current encouragement of the state, we are providing opportunities to write their your own with a single-use pen (or use your own pen).
Masks and face coverings - We are informing every one of the Virginia Governor’s Executive Order requiring masks indoors. However, it is up to the attendees' conscience whether they fall into one of the order's exceptions (click here to read the order). Those on stage will be utilizing the exception for participation in a religious ritual. Those serving in roles that are close to the congregation, such as Ushers, Greeters, and the Welcome team we will ask that they continue to wear masks while they are serving for the comfort and protection of those that they are serving.
1 Corinthians 8:9-12 NASB - “9 But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. 10 For if someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols? 11 For through your knowledge he who is weak is ruined, the brother for whose sake Christ died. 12 And so, by sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.”
Shaking of hands and hugging - We are asking everyone to extend a level of understanding and comfort for each other by refraining from shaking hands or hugging one another.
Spreading out - To provide greater social distancing, please leave room between groups. Households are able to all sit together, but we are asking everyone to leave 6 feet from one household to the next household. The ushers will be helping out with this as well.